Tag Archives: economic crisis

This is America

The title alone, grabbed my attention Millions of Americans risk losing power and water as unpaid utility bills pile up and made me cringe.  What kind of world do we live in when a company shuts off one’s utility during a … Continue reading

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The Fight to Use Food Stamps

I noticed the articles I have been avoiding sitting on my desk. Okay, maybe not entirely avoiding. I had shared them with my circle of support and my students, which prompted some great discussions. You see the articles all deal … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Rent to Own?

The title of the article caught my eye Why Would Anyone Rent to Own? My quick witted smart ass answer was “So poor people can stay poor and impoverished, and because we now live in an instant society where individuals … Continue reading

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Blessing in a Backpack

Most hungry kids can get breakfast and lunch through their schools, but what do they do on weekends? This organization  sends kids home with backpacks filled with food for their families to eat at home. – Blessing in a Backpack  

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One Check Away…

Years ago, I remember reading American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto by Sudhir Venkatesh The book recently called to me (yes, I believe books pick you, not the other way around). I pulled it off my academic … Continue reading

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